I like simple things. A bonfire on a cool night. Wildflowers growing in a field. A walk at the park. Visiting with family, sipping sweet tea. Kids chasing fireflies. Walking in the woods, looking for mushrooms. I like simple. Less is more, don't you know.
Life isn't simple. Beautiful, messy, joyful and heartbreaking, but not simple. Balance. That's what life is. Balancing between the joys and pains, needs and wants. Balancing responsibility and love against heavy selfishness. Sometimes we fall.
My balance is a bit off this week. I have fallen so many times that I don't want to try again. I'm frustrated.
So tonight, I will sleep. Hopefully, my children will do the same. Tomorrow, I will get back on the tight-rope. The love and grace of God and my family will be my safety net.
Maybe, I'll even get the dishes done.
How do you balance? What is your "safety net?"